PackageKit refresh(?) is wiping out local repositories and changing owner to root

Richard Hughes hughsient at
Sun Nov 30 13:24:37 UTC 2014

On 30 November 2014 at 00:20, Sandro Mani <manisandro at> wrote:
> Today it happened a handful of times that my local rpm repository got wiped
> out (except for the repodata folder), and owner/group changed to root/root
> (including the repodata folder).

That sounds like a libhif bug. What are we supposed to do for file://
repos? I think it's possibly metadata_expire=0 that's confusing
things. Can someone file a bug against libhif please here:


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